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Mar 7, 2012 12:00am PST
a clear winner has yet to be declared in ohio. mitt romney and rick is an form continue to balance it out. rick santorum prevailed in tennessee with a comfortablably. mitt romney won his home state of georgia with homes this will revise his campaign. republican candidate to one 1,144 delegates will falls president obama in november. joining me from washington, al hunt in charge of bloomberg's coverage, jane coming editor of bloomberg news. mike murphy a contributor to "time" magazine and republican at any rate gist and matt dowd is a contributor for abc news and bloomberg news. i'm pleased to have both of you at this table. how good is that, al. we go first to al hunt. don't you michigan you were at the table. >> -- don't you wish you were at the table. >> i do, i do. >> rose: not knowing what's going to happen in ohio, tell me what you see this evening that tells us where this race might be headed. >> mitt romney probably moved closer to the nomination tonight racking up more delegates. yet when you look at it charlie, it was a very troubling night for gone romney unde governor r. what
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Mar 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT
candidate for the future. gwen: does romney have a knock on the nomination or is he still a weak front run er? on capitol hill, paul ryan once again throws down the gauntlet on the size of the federal budget. >> if we simply operate simply based on political fear, nothing's ever going to get done. gwen: is this the beginning or the end of it? joining us is pierre thomas of abc news, dans balz of "the washington post," sam youngman of reuters and naftali bendavid of "the wall street journal." >> live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week with gwen ifill" produced in association with national journal. >> a line is a powerful thing. it connects to your global economy to your living room, cleaner air to stronger markets, factory floors to less crowded roads. today's progress to tomorrow's promise. norfolk southern, one line, infinity possibilities. >> corporate funding is also provided by prudential financial, boeing, additional funding is provided by the annenburg foundation, the coorps by public broadcasting and from contributions from viewers like you. thank you. >> once again
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Mar 2, 2012 8:00pm PST
an idea about how good a week this was for mitt romney. last week at this table we were talking about whether he might even survive the week, like his home state of michigan, whether he would lose that. republican leaders were debating whether their nominating convention was ghog going to be utter chaos. now republicans are debating whether romney's challengers should step aside to allow him to unify the party. don't think this thing is over yet. we'll get to why in a moment. first we start with mitt romney's very good week with victories in michigan and arizona under his belt. he tried again to turn his attention back to president obama. >> this campaign is a choice for america as to what kind of a country we want. barack obama is turning us into a european welfare-type society, where people feel they're entitled to what their neighbor has. gwen: but he has to get through sup tuesday first. is ohio this week's michigan? >> you know, it is. the stakes are high. in this race momentum hasn't meant what it's meant in other campaigns, where you win one contest and that carries you on to t
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Mar 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, the focus was on rick santorum and mitt romney, after santorum bested the frontrunner in alabama and mississippi. rick santorum celebrated his victories last night in lafayette, louisiana and said they make him the one true conservative alternative to mitt romney. >> the time is now for conservatives to pull together. the time is now to make sure... to make sure that we have the best chance to win this election, and the best chance to win this election is to nominate a conservative to go up against barack obama, who can take him >> suarez: from there, it was off to puerto rico, ahead of the primary there on sunday, with 23 delegates at stake. in san juan, santorum argued again that it's now between romney and himself. romney had sounded confident yesterday, on cnn, before learning that he finished third in both alabama and mississippi. >> senator santorum is at the desperate end of his campaign and is trying in some way to boost his prospects. >> some who are conservative may not be this my cam many but they will be when i face the nominee and face barack obama. and the campaign
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Mar 30, 2012 8:00pm PDT
that the race is over, even if the other three guys just won't quit. but to drive his point home, mitt romney is rolling out endorsements and focusing his fire almost exclusively on president obama. >> i think it is important for us to selection a nominee and get on with a campaign that will focus on two very different visions for america -- the one presented by president obama and the one presented by me if i were to be the nominee. gwen:he is sitting there next to george h.w. bush and barbara bush as hay they endorsed him yesterday. is he going to get a clear running field with those endorsements? >> you certainly think so. not necessarily because he has won over all republicans from the atlantic to the pacific, but because time is running out. it's the end of march. 29 states, all the territories, have voted, but he's still not even halfway there in terms of delegates. not necessarily his fault but the rules are different this time with a winner take all versus proportional but he's close to this. the wisconsin primary next tuesday is probably the place where rick santorum will make one of
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Mar 16, 2012 8:00pm PDT
.s. policies are on edge again. >> this is the end of the rope again. gwen: mitt romney is ready to claim the nomination. >> some who are conservative may not be in my corner. gwen: he has to shake off santorum first. >> we did it again. gwen: as gas prices soar, the president takes aim at republicans on energy policy. >> when some of these folks were around when columbus set sail, they must have been members of the flat earth society and would not have believed that the world was round. gwen: covering the week in policy and politics, martha raddatz and alexis simendinger and karen tumulty. >> award winning annual is, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. corporate funding is provided by -- >> since 1875, we have been there for our clients through good times and bad. when their needs changed, we were there to meet them. from insurance to investment management to real estate and retirement solutions, we developed new ideas for the financial challenges ahead. this rock has never stood still. and that's one thing that will
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Mar 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
on the campaign trail today after mitt romney won six contests on super tuesday, but failed to put away his closest rival rick santorum. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we assess the state of play in the g.o.p. race with pollster andrew kohut, susan page of usa today, and trey grayson of harvard university's institute of politics. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at the diplomatic options available for dealing with the potential of a nuclear iran. >> woodruff: from the democratic republic of congo, fred de sam lazaro reports on one organization's efforts to help heal communities after two decades of continuous warfare. >> i don't like to fight >> ifill: ray suarez talks to m lahood, back in the u.s. after he and several other americans were detained in egypt. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic per
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Mar 1, 2012 12:00am PST
obama increased his favorability by 20 points. mitt romney has to figure out a way to win a campaign positively. >> rose: we conclude this evening with william shatner of ""star trek"" and movie and television fame and now on broadway in a one-man show. >> i go to the door, and it's a little boy. yes. he says are you "captain kirk?" i said, "yeah." ( laughter ) he says, "is this your spaceship?" ( laughter ) and i recognized the thing standing on the-- on-- and this thing on the moon. "yeah." "can i come in and see your spaceship, captain kirk?" "come on in." ( laughter ) take him to the stove. ( laughter ) ( applause ) this is where i guide the spaceship. "oh, ." >> can i make a point at at my age my life might have some meaning and since we ask ourselves in varies ways who am i and what am i doing-- and that's a rhetorical question because there is no answer-- if i present to you some of these fact can you give me an answer? so became this magnificent-- i hope-- obsession of doing this one-man show in such a manner that it would be effective and well received and bring in an audien
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Mar 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
-israel public affairs committee in washington via satellite. so did mitt romney, pressing for a tougher line on iran. >> a nuclear iran is not only a problem for israel. it's a problem for america and it's a problem for the world. >> woodruff: and rick santorum who addressed the apac gathering in person. >> we have a whole lot of primaries going on all across the nation. ten of them. but i wanted to come off the campaign trail to come here. >> woodruff: but for romney and santorum, ohio was the day's major focus and the closest contest. romney was hoping to overtake santorum there. he was also favored in massachusetts and vermont and in virginia where some polling stations look like ghost towns. the low turnout was mostly because only romney and texas congressman ron paul qualified for the ballot. paul focused his campaign mostly in the west. he was the only candidate to visit alaska. today he stumped in idaho. >> this is a very special day. idaho is a very special state. we're expecting lots of things to happen. >> woodruff: so the republican hopefuls await tonight's results with only one t
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Mar 30, 2012 7:30pm PDT
. 172 big ones in this race, and that is what brought mitt romney here in the last week, rick santorum here. ron paul coming here next week. this is, as long as this contest goes on, it's so contentious, more and more of a possibility becomes that california could be the one that puts romney over the top and it's looking like that's what's going to happen. romney's amassing all kinds of big endorsement. kevin mccarthy, the gop whip. carly fiorina. meg whitman gave him a big fund-raiser in redwood city. i mean it looks to be going his way, but i tell you, i also was there at the jelly belly factory in fairfield where rick santorum looked very defiant this week, surrounded by hundreds of conservatives and said i am not giving up. we're taking this all wait to the convention floor. seems adamant about that. whether or not that's going to happen, it's certainly, california is the place where they've got to pick up the campaign money and they're looking for a share of those 172 delegates, because by congressional district, winner take all by congressional district. >> they're dividing their
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Mar 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
with mitt romney, rick santorum annuity gingrich all campaigning in alabama or mississippi. on fox and friends this morning, romney said regardless of what happens there tuesday, he is ultimately going to beat santorum, his nearest rival. >> we're closing the deal state by state delegate by delegate. i guess two, two-and-a-half times as many delegates as he is, about the same number of state advantages that he has, many more republican voters than he has. we're pretty pleased with the progress we're making. >> woodruff: late polling suggested santorum and gingrich might split the more conservative vote tomorrow and create an opening for romney. with that in mind, the former massachusetts governor campaigned in rainy mobile, alabama, today winning the endorsement of comedian jeff foxworthy. meanwhile on nbc's today show, rick santorum was doing his own calculation. and insisting that romney won't win if the contest goes to the republican convention. >> they are not going to nominate a moderate massachusetts governor who has been outspending his opponent 10 to 1 and can't win the ele
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Mar 1, 2012 3:00pm PST
-up to super tuesday. >> reporter: mitt romney started his campaign day in energy-rich north dakota hammering president obama over the surging price of gasoline. >> he should be hanging his head and taking a little bit of the blame for what's going on today. >> reporter: gas prices have pushed their way onto the campaign agenda, rising 45 cents a gallon since the first of the year. but in a blog post today, the white house again highlighted figures showing u.s. reliance on oil imports falling in each of the three years of the obama presidency. back in fargo, romney argued it would be down even more, if not for the president's policies, including his veto of a plan to speed up the keystone oil pipeline project. >> when someone says do you want to bring in a pipeline that's going to create tens of thousands of jobs to bring oil in from canada how in the world can you say no? but he did. this is a president that does not understand energy. he is the problem not the solution. >> reporter: the president counterpunched in nashua, new hampshire, rejecting republican plans he says focus mainly on mor
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Mar 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
their ballots, mitt romney walk away with six and a boost to his delegate lead, but with rick santorum scoring victories in six states doubt still remains, and nowhere was it more down to the wire that and in ohio rigid stand in ohio. >> this is a run away, but he gets no outs for his victories, in ohio spending four times as much as his nearest rival. but tomorrow and we get up and start again, and so we go day by day, step by step. >> appealing to republican hearts and one after the the other has been the hope. now christian conservative rick santorum is a standard error of the right, attacking credibility. >> we need a person running against president obama who is truthful with the american public. >> the message of appeals in rural america as places like ohio, and mitt romney cannot seal the deal. places like this they pick the politicians as carefully as they choose their council. issues like abortion and gay marriage can become surprisingly important. >> i do not think you can be too conservative, especially in this day and age. >> the priority is choosing a right-wing firebrand, even if
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Mar 23, 2012 3:00pm PDT
primary. rick santorum fired practice shots at a sheriff's shooting range. he leads mitt romney by double digits in recent polls. romney attacked president obama's health care overhaul. newt gingrich and ron paul also campaigned, hoping to keep their chances alive. the chief executive of m.f. global, former senator jon corzine, gave the order to transfer $200 million of clients' money just days before the firm collapsed. that's according to a congressional memo released today by investigators trying to track $1.6 billion of missing customer funds. it included an email sent by a firm executive stating the money transfer was "per j.c.'s instructions" to cover an overdraft. last december, corzine testified before lawmakers that he did not know where any of the money went. on wall street, stocks eked out small gains today. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 34 points to close above 13,080 points. the nasdaq rose more than four points to close at 3,068. for the week, the dow lost more than 1%; the nasdaq rose four tenths of a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. n
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Mar 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
was at the supreme court on monday, arguing his case that mitt romney is ill- suited to challenge the president on the subject. >> there's one candidate who is uniquely disqualified to make the case. it's the reason i'm here and he's not; the reason that i talk about obamacare and its impact on the economy and fundamental freedoms and mitt romney doesn't. it's because he can't, because he supported government run healthcare as governor of massachusetts. >> woodruff: the massachusetts plan that romney signed into law, has long been considered a political liability among many conservatives. but the former governor has forcefully defended the program, including in michigan last may, before he officially announced his candidacy. >> i recognize that a lot pundits around the nation are saying that i should just stand up and say this whole thing was a mistake, that this was a bone-headed idea, and i should just admit it: it was a mistake, and walk away. i presume that a lot of folks think that if i did that it would be good for me politically. there's only one problem with that: it wouldn't be honest.
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Mar 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
the g.o.p. candidates are, and what they're saying. >> reporter: for mitt romney today was about staying focused on one of tomorrow's biggest prizes: ohio. and on president obama and the economy. >> this is a failed presidency. he's a nice guy. but he's over his head. >> reporter: romney did not mention his republican opponents by name but in canton, ohio, he said his background stands out. >> i understand why jobs come and why they go. other people in this race have debated about the economy. they've read about the economy. they've talked about it in sub committee meetings, but i've actually been in it. >> reporter: late polling has romney coming back in ohio to take a 34-31% lead over former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. the survey put former house speaker newt gingrich and texas congressman ron paul far behind. but at a town hall near dayton santorum urged ohio voters not to be swayed by those numbers. >> don't listen to the polls. don't listen to all the media hype and all the things about what this race is about. just focus in on whether we want a man who can stand up and pain
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Feb 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
their attention to next week's big super tuesday contests. mitt romney beat rick santorum by just three points in michigan last night. but that didn't stop him from his victory lap. >> we didn't win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that's all that counts. ( cheers ) >> ifill: even that narrow win over a stiff santorum challenge proved enough to head off what would have been an embarrassing loss for romney in his home state. a clearcut win in arizona awarded romney 29 delegates, and michigan officials said the close finish there would give each candidate 15 delegates each. with ten states voting on super tuesday next week, romney moved on to the next big potential prize today-- ohio. >> the reason i won yesterday in michigan and in arizona was because i'm talking about the issue people care most about-- and i understand that issue personally. and that's the economy and job creation, balancing budgets. the skill of creating more jobs, with less debt and smaller government is something i understand. when the media asked people coming out of polls yesterday why they voted for me, what their int
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Mar 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
the president's inauguration. republican presidential front- runner mitt romney took note of that fact today, as he had last night in pascagoula, mississippi. >> when he became president, he asked us to let him borrow $787 billion. he said if he got the money, he would keep unemployment below 8%. it has not been below 8% since. this guy had a lot of things to say, but hasn't delivered a lot. >> suarez: former house speaker newt gingrich issued a statement about the job numbers. in it, he said: "any new job is a welcome paycheck for the american worker. but as past recoveries show, the current rate of growth will leave the american economy sputtering for years to come." still, people hunting work have to hope that other recent signs bode well, with consumer confidence at its highest in a year, and new claims for jobless benefits near a four-year low. for more on all this, we turn to lisa lynch, dean of the heller school for social policy and management at brandeis university. she's a former chief economist at the labor department; and diane swonk, senior managing director and chief economist
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Mar 2, 2012 3:00pm PST
on super tuesday. but mitt romney took time to swing through bellevue, washington, hoping to secure a win in tomorrow's caucuses there. >> there are going to be a bunch of states that are going to make their mind up in the next couple of days, but you guys are first, and so your voice is going to be heard. ( applause ) it will just make a big difference, so please make sure and go to the caucus site, and get your friends to do the same thing. >> holman: ron paul also was in washington, speaking in spokane. >> you know, things have been going very well. we keep coming back to washington because we expect to do real well here. ( cheers and applause ) >> holman: from the pacific northwest, romney headed to ohio, a critical super tuesday prize, where rick santorum held a small lead in a new poll. santorum appealed for support today in chillicothe. >> you have a chance to make a statement that we want someone who is a conservative in their heart, in their soul, in their mind; someone who's not afraid to stand up and talk about all of the issues. >> holman: in a press release, but not on the st
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Mar 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
that americans are going to support at this point. >> the campaign, david, where does it stand mitt romney we thought he had a shot in mississippi and alabama rick san torricksantorum one. newt begi gingrich is still in e race where are are we. from one qa quagmire to another. we are nearly halfway done the campaign. it will go on. i don't think that romney is not going to get the nomination. i think he will get the nomination. if you look at the delegate mass. he is way ahead. and he is likely to stay ahead. will he get enough delegates to clear the nomination. i think he will be close. i say that because what has happened in campaign after campaign or state after state is purely the battle of demographics. up-scale voters and middle scale voters going for romney. and down scale and rural voters go for sanatorium. henry olsen points out every place where there is a major league baseball park romney carries that place. every place ther there is a a mr league team sa santorum carries that place. if you look at the other states california and illinois there are more romney people. you would exp
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Mar 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
of every five republican presidential delegates at stake, mitt romney has a strong chance to break away from his challengers and wrap up the republican nomination. darren gersh explains what that could mean for the rest of the campaign. >> reporter: the votes are still being cast, but the presidential campaign felt more like a face- off today. mitt romney appeared by satellite to speak to a pro- israel lobbying group. touching on the issue that has unnerved the oil markets, romney called president obama's outreach to iran "naive." >> hope is not a foreign policy. the only thing respected by thugs and tyrants is our resolve. >> reporter: the president, appearing before a news conference, hit back against romney and other republicans for what he called their "casual attitude" to war. and he contrasted that with the decisions he's made to send men and women into battle. >> and the impacts that has on their lives, the impact it has on our national security, the impact it has on our economy. this is not a game. there is nothing casual about it. >> reporter: get used to this kind of back and
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Mar 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
. and some republicans looked to shift the debate back to friendlier ground. mitt romney's wife, ann, had this to say on super tuesday night. >> do you know what women care about? women care about jobs. >> woodruff: whatever drives women to the polls in november, democrats hoped the events of recent weeks will ultimately work to their benefit. for a closer look we are joined by "washington post" columnist ruth marcus and republican strategist cheri jacobus, the founder of capitol strategies and columnist for "the hill" newspaper. we thank you both for being here. >> thank you. >> warner:. >> woodruff:, so ruth, how important is the the women's vote in a presidential election? >> the women's vote is very important for the simple fact that women tend to be a majority of the electorate. and so women are stronger voters and they are also stronger democratic voters than men so the president needs to have women by his side, strong women by his side if he's going to be elected. >> cheri, typically what issues are more important to women voters than they are to men or can you say that there's a p
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Feb 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
embarrassment. >> still to come, riding to victory in michigan. mitt romney eeks out a win in his home state. will it be enough to silence critics? thousands of students have been marching across spain to protest cuts in a education funding. >> at times, it seemed the recession would have no end. valencia's streets are getting ready for protests. they call it the valencia spring. today was more of a carnival atmosphere. a march in contrast to last week. the police went in heavy-handed. it only led to larger demonstrations. valencia has a sizable debt. education is not affected by future government cuts. haveegions's schools already experienced a shortage. they are owed 60,000 euros by the government. until recently, they had not paid their running costs for last year. >> they all have one thing in common. there were reports that the people blanket because the school was saving on heating bills. the parents became the cleaners because the cleaners were not properly paid. this was to put pressure on the local governments. they lent the school 9000 euros when times were tough last year. it mean
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Mar 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
, but the momentum appears to be with mitt romney. if you look at delegates, even if he were to win all the votes up for grabs, it would still not give him the nomination. but it would make him look unstoppable. the question is whether or not either of his key rivals, newt gingrich or rick santorum, would see it that way. it is also a question not just about ohio, but whether mitt romney is capable of attracting a significant number of delegates across the nation. >> this is the wildest of primary races i think i have ever seen. what are the people in ohio telling you they are looking for in their candidate? >> the economy remains front and center as the key issue. they are looking for someone who can credibly deal with the economy to create jobs. ohio, like many other key swing states has suffered more than the rest of the country. although the trajectory would indicate that it is recovering at a faster pace. in terms of the arguments being made by mitt romney and rick santorum, mitt romney was trying to present himself as a man of the people, the man who could feel the pain of the workers that hav
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Mar 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
romney kept his focus on president obama. he conceded the economy is improving, but he argued the president's policies have prevented a much stronger comeback. >> the economy always comes back after recession, of course. there's never been one that we didn't recover from. the problem is this one has been deeper than it needed to be and a slower recovery than it should have been by virtue of the policies of this president. almost everything he's done has made it harder for this economy to recover. >> sreenivasan: the romney campaign also aired a television ad in illinois accusing santorum of being an "economic lightweight." but in rockford, santorum shot back that romney's own economic credentials leave a lot to be desired. heard governor romney here call me an economic lightweight. because i wasn't a wall street financier like he was. do you really believe this country wants to elect a wall street financier as the president of the united states? do you think that's the kind of experience we need? >> sreenivasan: polls had romney leading in illinois, where 54 delegates will be
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Mar 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
are also very active. let's look at the pictures. one we found we absolutely love is this anti-romney facebook group. one million irish seters against mitt romney. and here you have the dog on top of the ints dent that happened 30 years ago. >> it's been a great organizing tool. but there's also groups like mitt romney is a big government rhino. >> pelley: republican in name only. not an african large mammal. >> without the "h." >> and here's the negative newt web site on facebook, the page on facebook. no to newt gingrich and if you look at the little girl in the front she has a big yawn on her face they have a thousand followers. >> and there are less polite ones like "newt gingrich will you please shut up." so it's a way for people who are animated enough by politics that they don't like somebody who's running to share that and then when you turn to president obama there's one group that has the title i hate it when i wake up in the morning and barack obama is president but there's a group called nobama countdown. 226,000 people liked it and you can buy t-shirts and caps. >> it's c
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Mar 23, 2012 7:30pm PDT
mitt romney who had romney care in massachusetts, who now is back pedaling a little bit, because conservatives don't like the man dates. how is this playing out, the timing with the supreme court? will that be taken into consideration as well? >> it's hard to think that it won't be. and yet in terms of historical perspective here, since the new deal, the supreme court has essentially deferred to congress on all of its law making capabilities and has stepped back primarily and said we acknowledge that this is the legislators' jurisdiction, they enact laws, regulate laws, they do that, and the role of the supreme court is not to step in and step on their toes. there was some of that during the new deal, where the supreme court tried to back away from some of the and changed their course. since then, there hasn't been a lot of impetus on the part of justices to want to mettle in this. there has been a whole lot of changes, citizen united really suggest that justices are not shy about going for a decision that will have clear political implications beyond that, though, kind of a coin
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Mar 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
as the main rival to mitt romney. by most accounts, newt gingrich needed a strong showing in at least one of the states. and romney was making a late run to try to score an unexpected southern victory. republicans in hawaii and american samoa were also voting today. wall street roared ahead today on improving economic news, and a rally in bank stocks. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 218 points to close at 13,177. the nasdaq rose 56 points to close near 3040. it was the first time the nasdaq has finished above 3,000 in more than eleven years. the fight over china's curbs on exporting rare earth metals heated up today. the metals are critical to everything from advanced batteries to hybrid cars, and china has been cutting its exports. the u.s., japan, and the european union filed a complaint today with the world trade organization. at the white house, president obama warned against trying to "skirt the rules" of international trade. >> being able to manufacture advanced batteries and hybrid cars in america is too important for us to stand by and do nothing. we've got to take
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